The average pay for a Cost Accountant with Cost Accounting skills is $55,297 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$41,071 - $75,614
(Median)
$41K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $55,296
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$14.73 - $26.80
(Median)
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,071 - $75,614  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $6,805  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $4,989  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,284 - $76,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $26.80  
   
Overtime
$21.70 - $39.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$302.01 - $6,805  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $4,989  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$39,284 - $76,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Pay by Experience Level for Cost Accountant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Cost Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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